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Do you ever use music to convey a thought or a feeling? Maybe you can’t put into words what you’re thinking, feeling or wanting to say. Maybe the artist says it much better  – or in a different way – than you ever could. Maybe the music itself, the rhythm, beat, attitude of the notes set a specific tone that you just can’t achieve with mere words.

That’s how it’s been for me lately.

Rock ‘n roll, Hip-Hop, Pop, Country…Books?

I haven’t been listening to music for the past few months, preferring instead to listen to audio books on CD on my drive to and from work. I don’t know about you, but I often do this: flip back-and-forth between books and music or even types of music.

But, for some reason, I just haven’t been interested in listening to music at all lately.

Now, for those of you who know me, this is absolutely nuts. Right? After all, music is a huge part of my life. It always has been. For those who don’t know me, I love to play the piano and began singing at an early age, and continued throughout school, sang in a 60-voice a capella choir in college, played the piano in jazz band and even now sing at church (when my mother convinces me to do it because I love it). *Shhh…don’t tell her she’s right; she’ll get me to do it all the time.* ;-). Not to mention just enjoying listening to all types of music.

So what’s the deal?

Good question. Just haven’t felt like listening to music – until now. All of a sudden, I can’t get enough. I’m listening in the car on the way to and from work, and at home and work via my iPhone/iPod. What gives?

It seems there are several songs out there right now that stir something within me. They speak for me when I feel like I can’t express myself properly or clarify my thoughts.

That’s why I’ve always loved music, and I think I forgot that for awhile. It speaks for us, through us and to us. It creates a mood – whether it’s melancholy, happiness, frustration, fear or passion.

It tells a story.

What about you? What story is your music telling? Drop me a line. I’d love to know…

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It’s time for Musical Monday again. Click on the play button below. See what ya think. 😉

There’s Just Something About That Name

Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

There’s just something about that name.

Master, Savior, Jesus.

Let all heaven and earth proclaim.

Kings and kingdoms shall all pass away.

But there’s something about that name.

I first heard this song by Bill and Gloria Gaither when I was just a little girl. For me, songs are a haven. And this is a song I can turn to when I’m feeling a bit down to be refreshed, to gain a sense of peace, of calm, of harmony. It reminds me that nothing lasts except God. All our daily trials and tribulations pass away, yet He remains.

“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” ~Philippians 4:13

What songs do you turn to when you’re feeling down to restore your own sense of peace, calm and harmony? Drop me a comment below.

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